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3rd annual Boatnerd Gatherings
Trip on the Lake Michigan Carferry Badger May 25, 2002

The series kicks off with a trip aboard the Carferry Badger May 24th with the actual round-trip to Manitowoc on Saturday, the 25th. The Badger is the last carferry operating on the lakes. Our crossing takes us from Ludington, MI. to Manitowoc, WI. The Lake Michigan Carferry has offered a special rate on the crossing and a stay in the "Badger Boatel" Friday night. Those staying onboard will be treated to limited tours of the pilot house and engine room of the last coal fired vessel on the Lakes.
The Lake Michigan Carferry has offered our group a special rate of
$48 per person for the round-trip cruise (no auto) and $57 for the Boatel state room (2 single beds and includes a continental breakfast). 

For those who wish to arrive from the west, your trip on the Badger will begin with the sailing from Manitowoc, WI. on Friday and an over night stay in the "Badger Boatel" Friday night. You will return with the group on Saturday morning.

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Friday, May 24

Meet on the Badger tentative tours and informal meeting.

Times to be confirmed
8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 25

Departure for Manitowoc.

9:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

Arrive Manitowoc, optional tour of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, WWII submarine and Chief Wawatam engine.
Opportunity to explore Manitowoc or the many lighthouses in the area.
This year the City of Manitowoc has arranged for a special bus to take the group to the museum.

12:00 p.m. (Central time)

Depart Manitowoc for Ludington.

2:30 p.m. (Central time)

Open meeting, presentation (location to be determined) during cruise to Ludington.

2:30 p.m. (Central Time) - 6:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Arrive Ludington

7:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Space is limited, to reserve your spot please call the Bader at (800) 841-4243.
You will be charges
a $25 deposit
. (you confirmation letter may not show the correct amount)

Important Links
Lake Michigan Carferry web site